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Research Projects

Social values and public support for social policy in developing countries: The Turkish case(2022_2_40_010)


Public support for social policy depends not only on individuals’ material interests but also on their social values. In developing countries where the impact of social values on political behavior and attitudes is greater than in developed countries, social policy that builds on economic rationality poses a potential conflict with social values. What kind of values promote public support for social policy? For instance, who supports policies to prevent the spread ofCOVID-19, universal health insurance, and social assistance? In this research project, we test the effects of social capital, ideology, and group identity on public attitudes toward infection prevention, public health care, and income redistribution, using surveys conducted in Turkey, where there are large differences in social values among the population.


April 2022 - March 2024

Leader of the Research Project

Hazama, Yasushi


Paper Submission to Peer-Reviewed Journal